We are musical obsessives, as listeners might easily have noticed before now. In this episode we'll talk about how that obsession manifests itself in collecting weird, obscure or completionist music. Topics: music criticism, scavenger hunt
We examine the role of lyrics in modern music using examples of good, bad and non-lyrical lyrics. Some songs are insulted, others are praised. Just a normal day in the neighborhood. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: scavenger hunt, music criticism, lyrics
We apply the scientific method to songs we dislike or have never heard before in order to reevaluate what we think. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: scavenger hunt, music criticism, reevaluation, musical scientist
We've talked about general rules of album sequencing in Episode 7, now we're aiming specifically at the role and rules of opening and closing tracks. Topics: music, music criticism, scavenger hunt, sequencing
This is a series of pieces which originally appeared on the blog Adam Fieled's Fair Game. Each piece tackles a popular song or album released in 1967, and the manner in which it reacted to the burgeoning counterculture of the time. Topics: popular culture, rock music, music criticism
The Music Critics Association of North American and the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University in partnership with the Columbia University Department of Music.This was a 3-day conference held at the Columbia University School of Journalism. This is the program, presenter bios, and other paperwork distributed at the conference. Just the 1st pages of the full-length talks are included here. Topics: music journalism, classical music, music criticism, conferences
Librarians and staff at the Free Library of Philadelphia are planning a Music Criticism podcast with teenagers. In this pilot, adults test the format, the software, and processes prior to our first sessions with youth in Philadelphia. Recorded January 2013. Topics: music criticism, podcasts, library programs, Philadelphia
In our first episode, co-hosts Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge are joined by music journalist Kira Grunenberg and Music Theory PhD. student Taylor Myers. We first discuss Owen Pallett’s articles for Slate and the role of music theory in the mainstream discourse of pop music. Then we move on to talk about Ariana Grande’s latest single “Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea. And we close with our Unmuted Pop Songs of the Week segment, where each panelist shares a bit of a song... Topics: pop music, Ariana Grande, podcast, music theory, musicology, music criticism
The first episode of 128kbpps. Jonah and Eliot talk about music and cheeseburgers and confront the nature of reality, as well as their inflated egos in this EXPLOSIVE FIRST EPISODE.I said 192 but I meant 128. Topics: podcast, music, music criticism, louisville, the astral planes
By using remixes, mashups and covers we discuss the way musicians reinterpret what came before them. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: scavenger hunt, music criticism, anxiety of influence, mashup, cover, remix
Recently pop singer/artist Björk called music journalism out for being a "boys club". The only surprising thing about that statement is how unsurprising it seems to be to anyone paying attention. As an electronic musician and queer transwoman artist who's struggled to find ways to promote my own work, the landscape of music journalism has often infuriated and puzzled me with how arbitrary it feels and how much it centers the white cis male hetero-normative voice in its writing. I... Topics: music journalism, music crit, music criticism, justin charity, complex (website), the ringer,...
In an program recorded in March of 1958, the French composer Pierre Boulez is interviewed by Alan Rich, Robert Erickson and a panel of distinguished and learned musicologists and composers. Sounding at times like a doctoral dissertation defense, the young Frenchman attempts to clarify the role, or lack there of, of development and structure in the avant-garde music being produced by a new wave of European composers such as himself, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and others. Boulez’s comments about... Topics: KPFA-FM, Pierre Boulez, Alan Rich, Robert Erickson, Interview, Avant-Garde, New Music, 20th Century...